2009 Mellisoni Riesling
He says: Mellisoni said he makes this riesling in the style of one from Zind Humbrecht or Joh. Jos Prum. To be honest, I have not tasted many German or French rieslings — most of my exposure has come from flabby, slightly sweet California rieslings that were pretty terrible. This riesling (and others I tasted from BC) was a relevation. It had a golden color, slight apple nose, with a floral tinge. Beautiful light green apple and golden raisin flavors. The finish was excellent. By far, at this point, it was the best riesling I ever had! It won a double gold from the Seattle Wine Awards and a gold in the San Francisco International Wine Competition. I scored it a 16! $35
She says: I try so hard to understand the Germans and I fail every time.
Other notes: (2008 just sold out, so look for the 2009)